New Tool Will Manage Community Corrections … and Beyond

New Tool Will Manage Community Corrections … and Beyond

Source: 

National Institute of Justice

Author(s): 

Nancy Ritter

Researchers are working with probation and parole departments to find solutions to today's key problem: balancing dwindling financial resources with the need to ensure the lowest possible risk to communities. In Philadelphia, the Adult Parole and Probation Department worked with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to develop and test a statistics-based risk assessment tool. It shows great promise for identifying probationers who are likely to commit violent offenses within two years of returning to the community.

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